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Chief Information Officer

Morningside University
Job Location:
Sioux City, Iowa
IT Manager/Director

Morningside University is now accepting applications for the position of Chief Information Officer. This person will oversee all IT operations, serves as the University’s chief information security officer, and is responsible for planning, implementation, and maintenance of all information technologies in support of the University’s mission, as well as head of the Information Security Team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engage in a continuous process of planning for information technology in support of the University’s mission.
  • Administer Information Services operating budgets.
  • Articulate a vision to inspire and guide the Information Services Department’s efforts. Help colleagues understand how their work contributes to the overall mission of the University.
  • Manage and evaluate performance of IS staff. Work closely with each member of the IS department to ensure that their efforts contribute to the attaining of departmental and University goals.
  • Advocate for adequate funding for technology acquisition and support, and for adequate compensation for technical staff.
  • Adapt job descriptions and staff deployment as necessary to accommodate the needs of the University and the individual strengths and weaknesses of staff members.
  • Conduct searches as needed to recruit personnel.
  • Develop policies and procedures to deploy available resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Ensure that adequate and reliable baseline information technology services are provided and maintained, including: a suitable management information system; a campus data network; an email and collaboration system; adequate PC access for students, faculty, and staff; University websites; a campus Internet connection; help desk services; documentation and training for baseline technologies.
  • Serve as a technology consultant for academic and administrative departments.
  • Work with departments and the development office to cultivate external funding opportunities for technology acquisition and support.
  • Lead the Information Security Team by staying up-to-date on current regulations, planning for disaster recovery and business continuity, leading the incident response team, and ensuring that users are trained on proper security procedures.
  • Ensure the day-to-day security operations meet policy by auditing patch management,


  • Appreciation for and commitment to, the educational mission of a comprehensive liberal arts university.
  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience with client/server information systems; networking protocols; current best practices in a networked academic computing environment; technology-enhanced pedagogy.
  • Extensive practical experience with: Computer Networking; Microsoft operating systems, server applications, and PC applications; UNIX operating systems; Windows Server and UNIX system administration.
  • Skill in core leadership competencies, including project planning; communication; evaluating, decision-making, and problem-solving; understanding group dynamics; controlling group performance.
  • Working knowledge of current Cyber Security Requirements and Procedures, NIST Standards, and Regulations (FERPA, GLBA).
  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Business, or closely related field
  • At least five years’ experience working in a post-secondary academic information services environment reflecting increasing management responsibilities
  • Experience in leading an information security team

Please email a letter of application, resume and 3 professional references to:

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